Saturday, 23 September 2017

Clive Barker Has Such Sights to Show You: Hellraiser (1987) - 30 Years of Pleasure and Pain [Part 1 of 2]


Clive Barker’s 'Hellraiser' came along at a time when cinematic horror desperately needed to be taken more seriously again, needing not only groundbreaking innovation, but also it needed to go beyond our limits of what we consider taboo. While the film’s theme of sadomasochism may seem like old hat these days to desensitized genre audiences, it still stands up strong today as an imaginative experience in supernatural fantasy body horror that is as chilling, disturbing, and disgusting as it was when first released in 1987.

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Visiting the Perverted: Visitor Q (2001)


'Visitor Q' ('Bijitâ Q', 2001) is director Takashi Miike’s contribution to the Love Cinema series, which is made up of six ultra-low budget straight-to-video releases by independent filmmakers. They were made as an experimental project that explored Digital Video, in order to highlight the medium’s benefits for filmmakers in being cost effective and easy to use – low-lighting conditions, more mobility, etc. This is the last entry of the project.